|Masuelli Bamboo/Carbon profile view|
This carbon fiber and bamboo frame was built by local Bay Area frame builder Masuelli Bikes. Neil wanted a bamboo bike partially as a novelty and partially based on the overwhelmingly positive feedback received from customers riding on the material. He had also been looking for a platform to try out the Sturmey Archer S3X 3-speed fixed gear hub and this seemed like a perfect fit.
|Sturmey Archer S3X fixed gear hub and rear triangle construction|
The goal was to build a fixed gear road bike for longer-distance rides. Masuelli was chosen as a more affordable option compared to other brands and was also promoting frames that were built in the Bay Area using locally grown "tubes".